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We need national drainage architecture to stop incessant flooding, says BaguduFeatures

We need national drainage architecture to stop incessant flooding, says BaguduFeatures
I think we all have to appreciate the fact that whatever human endeavour we are into, a season can disappoint, something can happen. Some places in the country are witnessing drought

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, spoke to GBENGA AKINFENWA, on the impact of the current flood in the state, the threat to food security and solution to the perennial natural disaster.The recent flood has dealt a deadly blow on Kebbi State, especially in the area of food production.What are the immediate needs of the affected communities and are the long time solutions to this flooding because we understand that Kebbi State is always experiencing flood problems The immediate need is collective appreciation.Lake rice has practically disappeared in Lagos, what has happened to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Kebbi State signed with the Lagos State government?

One of the sources of this flooding is the River Niger, which we share with four countries, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.In Kebbi, because of the length of the FADAMA plain, the rice producing belt, the north to south where the River Rima joins River Niger is about 312km, and on both sides of it are rice with other crops, and all of it is flooded.

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